Street Play by Art Teachers for Permanent Job

More than 200 art and physical education instructors from all over the State gathered at the Capital City on Monday to press their demand for permanent job.

Published: 10th December 2013 09:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th December 2013 09:29 AM   |  A+A-

Street-Play

More than 200 art and physical education instructors from all over the State gathered at the Capital City on Monday to press their demand for permanent job.

The art students and teachers enacted a street play at Lower PMG to highlight their demand. They were protesting under the banner of Odisha Kala and Krida Sikhyak Mahasangha.

The instructors protested State Government’s repeated attempt to mislead them by making false assurances about their employment.

The students of different Art colleges of the State have been demanding permanent employment for quite sometime. Conceding to their demands, the State Government has decided to recruit the art students on a part time basis as instructors in schools last year.

The recruitment was conducted under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) and the instructors are reportedly paid `100 per class. The instructors are being recruited for three positions in the schools - visual art, performing art and physical education instructors.

Mahasangha secretary Jyoti Prakash Sahoo said senior Government officials had assured them of permanent position after they launched their protest on December 5. “Through street play, we want to convey the indifference of the Government towards the Art students and teachers,” said Sahoo. He added that they have met senior officials of School and Mass Education Department and Finance Department but to no avail.

They have threatened to intensify the protest if their demands are not addressed by the Government soon.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp